cant enter bios on old compaq....

anyone know the keyboard combo to enter the bios on an old compaq 486? when it boots up, all i get is the mem test. there is no splash screen or anything. i tried f1, f2 and del.... no deal.....

i tried Morpheus..... but i didnt inhale....
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  1. Try unplugging a drive and booting up. You may get a message that system settings have changed. If so, then you should get a choice of two keys, one to accept changes and another to enter setup. I have three different Compaq "Diagnostics" disks which I can e-mail if that doesn't work.
  2. tried it but it only gave me the option to accept or ignore the new changes.....

    i tried Morpheus..... but i didnt inhale....
  3. Try hitting Alt-Ctrl-Escape, of course when it's booting.
  4. still nuthin.....

    i tried Morpheus..... but i didnt inhale....
  5. Try hitting the "F10" key at boot, if that doesn't work, you'll need to download Compaq's "F10 setup package" or whatever it's called. It's supposed to be on a separate 4MB partition on your hard drive, but if not, it will run from floppy as well.

    What's the frequency, Kenneth?
  6. yeah, it did have a 4mb partition i wiped out. i'll look for that utility... thanks.

    i tried Morpheus..... but i didnt inhale....
  7. sweezus...forum gigolo!
    lol
    they are going to have to make a movie now...Crashman, the forum gigolo!
    sweezus...lotsa posts!
    and of course, crashman to the rescue once again!
    hehe


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